Man Booker Winners Become Reading Groups Picks

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2011 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008, aims to reward the best novel of the year writteMan Booker Prizen by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker judges are selected from the country's finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize.

Some of past winners have become reading groups favorites -- The Finkler Question, Wolf Hall, The White Tiger, The GatheringThe Inheritance of Loss, The Life of Pi 

THe 2011 Longlist

Julian Barnes–The Sense of an Ending
Sebastian Barry–On Canaan's Side
Carol Birch–Jamrach's Menagerie
Patrick deWitt– The Sisters Bothers
Esi Edugyan–Half Blood Blues
Yvvette Edwards–A Cupboard Full of Coats
Alan Hollinghurst–The Stranger's Child
Stephen Kelman–Pigeon English
Patrick McGuinness–The Last Hundred Days
A.D. Miller–Snowdrops
Alison Pick– Far to Go
Jane Rogers–The Testament of Jessie Lamb
D.J. Taylor–Derby Day

The shortlist of six authors will be announced on September 6 and the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced on October 18.

Which book do you choose?

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